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Reel FX Recruiting Character Animator, Junior Character Animator & 3D Effects Supervisor

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Character Animator (Feature Animation)

Category: Animator
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This position is for our DALLAS location ONLY!
This would be for a mid level feature animation position on the film “Rock Dog” with an September 2014 start date.

The Animator is responsible for bringing characters to life by creating performance and motion based on storyboards, animatics and other visual reference. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate to get into the studio system and shine. We are looking for proactive, ambitious, self-starters to hit the production floor hard and really show us what they are capable of doing.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Create lip-sync, facial, and body character animation as well as prop animation
· Partner with the Director, Animation Supervisor and other staff in order to understand and execute creative direction
· Maintain high quality and productivity throughout projects
· Communicate work status to the Animation Supervisor and Production Management staff
· Attend dailies, accurately address critique and comments from supervisors, and complete revisions in a timely manner
· Consistently meet production deadlines

Education and Experience Requirements

· Requires 1-3 years experience in Feature Film production with an emphasis on character animation
· Strong demonstration of animation principles, timing, and acting choices
· Ability to create broad and subtle styles of animation
· Proficient with Maya
· Ability to work in a team environment and take direction
· Ability to provide feedback to other artists
· Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
· A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his or her own work.
· A history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Apply here:-  http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/character-animator-feature-animation-312
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Junior Character Animator (Feature Animation)

Category: Animator
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This position is for our DALLAS location ONLY!
This would be for a junior level feature animation position on the film “Rock Dog” with an August 2014 start date.

The Animator is responsible for bringing characters to life by creating performance and motion based on storyboards, animatics and other visual reference. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate to get into the studio system and shine. We are looking for proactive, ambitious, self-starters to hit the production floor hard and really show us what they are capable of doing.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Create lip-sync, facial, and body character animation as well as prop animation
· Partner with the Director, Animation Supervisor and other staff in order to understand and execute creative direction
· Maintain high quality and productivity throughout projects
· Communicate work status to the Animation Supervisor and Production Management staff
· Attend dailies, accurately address critique and comments from supervisors, and complete revisions in a timely manner
· Consistently meet production deadlines

Education and Experience Requirements

Education and Experience:

· Requires some experience in Feature Film and/or Commercial production with an emphasis on animation
· Strong demonstration of animation principles, timing, and acting choices
· Ability to create broad and subtle styles of animation
· Proficient with Maya
· Ability to work in a team environment and take direction
· Ability to provide feedback to other artists
· Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
· A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his or her own work.
· A history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/junior-character-animator-feature-animation-311
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3D Effects Supervisor (Feature Animation)

Category: Other
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This position is for our DALLAS Location ONLY!
Under general supervision of Visual Effects Supervisor(s) this position reviews concept art, storyboards, and rough animation to plan and execute the simulations and special effects needed for an animated feature film.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Simulate natural phenomenon by applying direct and procedural animation techniques to create a variety of effects.
• Creation of procedural systems to generate static and or animated geometry.
• Rendering and compositing of effects elements.
• Supervise and give input on 3D effects elements.
• Create and improve tools for pipeline process.
• Creation of toolsets for specific simulation / procedural geometry generation tasks.
• Support supervisors and team members with technical and artistic challenges.
• Work directly with production team and Visual Effects Supervisor(s) to create the desired look for show effects.
• Assist producers with feature animation bidding process.
• Evaluation of artists for annual performance reviews.
• Act as mentor to Artists and Leads.
• Insure delivery of all department projects by working closely with show department supervisors and production management.
• Evaluate and review departmental workflows and methods for department projects.
• Evaluation, development, and maintenance of department pipeline and toolset.
• Work directly with CG supervisor, producers and upper management to insure hardware and software needs for department and active projects.
• Interact directly with software providers regarding resolution of technical issues in software.
• Setup and manage software and tool demonstrations for team.
• Lead departmental meetings to review current state of company, projects, and team with departmental crew.
• Interview potential candidates for project and team hires.
• Create and manage issues/ tool request at a project and department level.
• Work directly with all departments to insure proper delivery to and from effects department

Education and Experience Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

• Expert understanding of all aspects of Houdini.
• Expert understanding of Maya.
• Expert understanding of Nuke.
• Expert understanding of Object oriented Python, Hscript, and Mel.
• Expert understanding of C++.

Qualification:

• Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 5 years production experience in film or television effects.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• Ability to work in a team based structure.
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment.
• Able to follow directions well.
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas.
• Able to take constructive feed back from direct supervisor, department supervisor.
• Able to provide constructive feedback to team members.
• Strong desire to help fellow team members.
• Project Management – proven ability in managing projects from concept to completion. Able to prioritize appropriately and always meet deadlines.
• Excellent Teamwork – ability to assemble and motivate teams and work effectively with others.
• Superb Written & Verbal Communication – good at following directions; Ability to interact with and integrate requests of directors, broadcasters, executives and clients.
• Organization – demonstrated organizational skills including attention to detail.
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Strong leadership skills.
• Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Apply here:-  http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/3d-effects-supervisor-feature-animation-298
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